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10 Picks for Dine Around 2017

10 Picks for Dine Around 2017

So far as winters in Victoria go, this has been a pretty, ummm, enduring one. Thankfully, there’s light on the horizon. No, not actual warmth, but Dine Around — an excuse for locals to get out of their jammies and hit the town for some ridiculously good grub. Here’s how it works: dozens of Victoria’s ... Read More
Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

Love Fernwood Bites? Meet Fernwood Lights (Win tickets!)

It’s no secret Fernwood Bites is one of Victoria’s standout events of the year: it’s a blissful mix of eats, drinks and hob nob in one of the city’s most cherished neighbourhoods. Our only gripe? Waiting the 12 long months until it rolls around again. Not anymore. It’s as if event organizer Fernwood NRG heard ... Read More
8 Sweet Victoria Patios

8 Sweet Victoria Patios

It’s official: it’s patio season. With the record-breaking temperatures this week, who could resist indulging in a cold bevvie or two in the sunshine? Here are eight of our favourite Victoria spots to soak up some rays with a cold one in hand. 1) Canoe Brewpub is the most obvious choice downtown, because its patio ... Read More
10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

10 Ways to Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown (For $15)

Isn’t it funny how once you live in a place for a while, you sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses? Well, this is your chance to right that wrong. This upcoming weekend (Feb. 27 and 28), $15 will get you access to a ton of Victoria’s major tourist attractions. The Be a Tourist ... Read More
10 Picks For Dine Around 2016

10 Picks For Dine Around 2016

Here’s the thing: there are only a couple months left before Victoria’s streets and restaurants are crowded with tourists — which sure, is nice in its own way. But in the winter, us locals also appreciate having the city more or less to ourselves. And that’s part of the idea behind Dine Around & Stay ... Read More
La Taqueira Opens in Victoria

La Taqueira Opens in Victoria

If you’ve been following along with The Vic Life for awhile, you probably think we’re obsessed with tacos. Well, you’re not wrong. And that’s why we were so excited when we heard that Vancouver transplant La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop was opening its doors on Fort Street. The first thing you’re likely to notice when ... Read More
Only in Victoria: The Bicycle-Powered Taco Tour

Only in Victoria: The Bicycle-Powered Taco Tour

Julie and I were rock climbing at Fleming Beach — Victoria’s best urban outdoor climbing spot, tucked away near Macaulay Point in Esquimalt — on a summer evening a couple of years ago. We hadn’t brought enough food with us, and so naturally started talking about tacos. “We should go to ALL of them!” we ... Read More